Two Vancouver area boat-builders, Henry and Jimmie Hoffar, were so enchanted with the magic of flight, that in 1917 they built and flew a bi-plane of their own design.

In so doing they created the first successful aircraft that was designed, built and flown entirely in British Columbia, created the first aircraft in Canada with a single float, and built the first floatplane in Western Canada.

Currently under construction, the Museum's full-scale, externally-correct replica honours these achievements, and the contribution the Hoffar brothers made to the advancement of air transportation in the province.